We, as concerned Canadian citizens, are upset with the Government\'s stated claims to \"denormalize\" our society against smoking. The information regarding the impact of Second Hand Smoke is confusing and there are studies on both sides which seem equally credible and a reasonable person could not form a reasonable opinion on this matter based on this.
Medical professionals killed 49,000 people in Canada last year due to their errors. These same professionals claim that 47,000 deaths last year in Canada are attributable to smoking and the effects of Second Hand Smoke.
The Anti-Smoking movement is promoting the exclusion of 5,000,000 Canadians who consume a legal product and who contribute a significant amount of Tax Revenues to this nation and its\' provinces. People are being harrassed and assaulted by Anti-Smokers and these people seem to feel that they are entitled to do so because the government is backing them
There are currently 3 departments in Health Canada which receive funding for \"denormalization\" of smoking in Canadian society. This seems redundant and a blatant misuse of taxpayers money.
Our elected representatives do nothing to protect the rights of 20 percent of the population who smoke and who also vote.
We feel that this has to stop and that Smokers should be recognized as a Visible Minority in Canada and subject to the same rights and freedoms as other Visible Minorities, most importantly the protection from Hate Crimes and abuse.
This petition is sponsored by the Yahoo Group \"Canadian Smokers Rights\" which was formed after repeated attacks on the MyChoice.ca website from abusive and government funded Anti-Smokers.
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http://mychoice.ca My Choice is sponsored by the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturer\'s to provide a forum for Smokers to speak out. Be advised that the Anti-Smokers are persistently abusive and harrassing on this site. It is an eye opener as to how much hatred they feel and abusively express towards fellow Canadians who consume a legal product. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CanadianSmokersRights A private place to meet and plan strategies to correct the problems facing smokers in Canada. http://www.fumento.com/disease/smoking.html Second Hand Smoke is Harmful to Science http://www.AntiBrains.com Michael McFaddens book on Anti-Smokers http://RandomAXess.tripod.com/OperationGetTheLeadOut.html Mail your empty cigarette packs to the Minister of Health for Canada. Postage is free. Send a message. http://www.smokerstees.com SmokersTees offers tee shirts, on-line tobacco links and other products for the smoking public
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